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Community Enrichment  

Expand your mind by learning, enriching, and discovering your personal interests and leisure activities through our fun Community Enrichment classes! These courses are varied, affordable and located throughout the Great Falls community.

All classes are 'graded' as complete/incomplete at the discretion of the instructor based on the student's attendance and participation.

 

Advanced Creative Welding  Class is full. Please contact our office for more information (406) 268-3734.          
Instructor: Joel Sims
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, T318 - Welding Shop
Date(s):
3/6/2021 - 3/7/2021
 
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Android Devices (Smart Phone & Tablet Tutorial) $30.00
Instructor: Karen Vanni Section: S2114
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Additional Information: This is a face-to-face class that meets at Great Falls College MSU in room B135.
Date(s):
3/30/2021 - 4/1/2021
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu Th
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B135
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Android Devices (Smart Phone & Tablet Tutorial) $30.00
Instructor: Karen Vanni Section: S2115
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Additional Information: This class meets online. You will be emailed information about how to access the class.
Date(s):
3/30/2021 - 4/1/2021
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu Th
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: ONLINE
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For this online class, you will need your Android device, a good internet connection, and a computer or way to watch other than the device you want to learn.

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Basic Essential Oilology $20.00
Instructor: Joan Redeen Section: S2110
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/27/2021 - 4/27/2021
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G122
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Beginning Fly Fishing $100.00
Instructor: Kevin Lyons Section: S2151
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Additional Information: Bring fly rod, if you have one. Class will meet 9:30 am-12:30 pm on Saturday, 6/12 for a fishing trip!
Date(s):
6/3/2021 - 6/10/2021
Times:
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M Tu W Th
# of Days:
5
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G45 46
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Beginning Fly Tying $100.00
Instructor: Kevin Lyons Section: S2150
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/16/2021 - 4/1/2021
Times:
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu Th
# of Days:
6
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G117
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Best Spring Hikes around Great Falls $20.00
Instructor: Katie Kotynski Section: S2177
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Additional Information: This class will meet online.
Date(s):
4/8/2021 - 4/8/2021
Times:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: ONLINE
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Biscuits & Gravy $40.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2162
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/22/2021 - 4/22/2021
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Butter Chicken $40.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2168
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Date(s):
5/27/2021 - 5/27/2021
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Chicken Coconut Curry Dinner $40.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2167
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Date(s):
5/20/2021 - 5/20/2021
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Computer Basics for Beginners $30.00
Instructor: Denise Jackson Section: S2105
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/20/2021 - 4/21/2021
Times:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu W
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B128
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Condiments Series $125.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2159
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Date(s):
4/7/2021 - 4/28/2021
Times:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# of Days:
4
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Cook with the Cast Iron Queens $60.00
Instructor: Cast Iron Queens Section: S2109
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Additional Information: Plan to meet in the culinary lab (room 126) at Paris Gibson Education Center. We will start there and then move outside to the fire pit.
Date(s):
5/17/2021 - 5/17/2021
Times:
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Course Outline: Cast iron selection, seasoning & care presentation (indoors) and cooking with fire demonstration (outdoors).
 

Creative Writing: Poetry $90.00
Instructor: Laura Willis Section: S2153
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/29/2021 - 6/10/2021
Times:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
7
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B138
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Easy Jam Making $45.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2157
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/25/2021 - 3/25/2021
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Enchiladas $40.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2165
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
5/6/2021 - 5/6/2021
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Fermentation Series - Level 2 $135.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2164
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
5/5/2021 - 5/26/2021
Times:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# of Days:
4
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Greeting Card Boxes $35.00
Instructor: Linda Swan Section: S2154
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
5/8/2021 - 5/8/2021
Times:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Sa
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G117
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Intuition - Develop & Strengthen $20.00
Instructor: Devorah Werner Section: S2108
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/17/2021 - 3/17/2021
Times:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B139
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iPhone Basics for Apple Users $30.00
Instructor: Denise Jackson Section: S2104
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/13/2021 - 4/14/2021
Times:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu W
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B139
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Mom/Dad and Me: Lasagna Class $60.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2156
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/24/2021 - 3/24/2021
Times:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Mom/Dad and Me: Mac & Cheese Class $60.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2158
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/31/2021 - 3/31/2021
Times:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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PowerPoint - Create a Slideshow (Beginner to Intermediate Users) $30.00
Instructor: Karen Vanni Section: S2138
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Additional Information: This is a face-to-face class that meets at Great Falls College MSU in room B127.
Date(s):
5/4/2021 - 5/4/2021
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B127
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PowerPoint - Create a Slideshow (Beginner to Intermediate Users) $30.00
Instructor: Karen Vanni Section: S2139
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Additional Information: This class meets online. You will be emailed information about how to access the class.
Date(s):
5/4/2021 - 5/4/2021
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: ONLINE
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For this online class, you will need a working computer with Windows 10, Microsoft Office, speakers, and a good internet connection.

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Prospecting & Gem Hunting $110.00
Instructor: Ron Crowder Section: S2171
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Additional Information: Class meets from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday, 4/24. Location Carpentry Bay.
Date(s):
4/21/2021 - 4/24/2021
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
W Th Sa
# of Days:
3
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, Carpentry
Course Materials/Supplies: 
Course Outline:
  • Day 1 – go over handouts and go through PowerPoint presentation
  • Day 2 – continue with PowerPoint presentation and hands on demonstrations
  • Day 3 – hands on activities outdoors, please prepare for weather
 

Quiche/Frittata $40.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2163
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/29/2021 - 4/29/2021
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Shakshuka (Middle Eastern Breakfast Skillet) $40.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2161
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/15/2021 - 4/15/2021
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Soda Making Basics $40.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2160
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
4/8/2021 - 4/8/2021
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Spring Wildflower Identification $20.00
Instructor: Katie Kotynski Section: S2178
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Additional Information: This class will meet online.
Date(s):
4/13/2021 - 4/13/2021
Times:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: ONLINE
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Stir Fry $40.00
Instructor: Lyndsay Gutierrez Section: S2166
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
5/13/2021 - 5/13/2021
Times:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Th
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 2400 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401, PGEC 126
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Tai Chi $50.00
Instructor: Kristina (Kia) Mathews Section: S2152
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Additional Information: Class will not meet 5/31.
Date(s):
3/15/2021 - 6/14/2021
Times:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M
# of Days:
13
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, Heritage Hall
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The Good Wood Guys: Hypertufa Planter Class $50.00
Instructor: Susan Crocker Section: S2173
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
5/1/2021 - 5/1/2021
Times:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Sa
# of Days:
1
       
Location/Room: 816 20th St N Great Falls, MT 59401, 
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The Good Wood Guys: Resin Pouring Project $190.00
Instructor: Susan Crocker Section: S2172
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Additional Information: Class times are as follows: 5:30-8:30 pm (M) 5:30-6:30 pm (T, W, Th, F) 10 am-12 pm (Sat)
Date(s):
4/12/2021 - 4/17/2021
Times:
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Day(s) of Week:
D Sa
# of Days:
6
       
Location/Room: 816 20th St N Great Falls, MT 59401, 
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Understanding Basic Digital Photography $60.00
Instructor: Doug Zander, Curtis Barrow Section: S2176
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/23/2021 - 3/25/2021
Times:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
Tu Th
# of Days:
2
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, B139
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Woodcarving $105.00
Instructor: Ron Crowder Section: S2170
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Additional Information:
Date(s):
3/22/2021 - 4/26/2021
Times:
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Day(s) of Week:
M
# of Days:
6
       
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, Carpentry
Course Materials/Supplies: 
Course Outline:
  • Safety
  • Protective gear care and use
  • Hand tools
  • The proper and safe cuts to use
  • Finishing the carving
  • Clean up
  • Paint choices
  • Sealing and waxing
  • Mounting choices
  • Hanging
  • Bases
  • All the items in this outline will be fully covered at least once, and some items many times, during the time allotted for this class.
 

Basic Creative Welding  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Joel Sims
 
Date(s):
3/4/2021 - 3/5/2021
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, T318 - Welding Shop
 

Tai Chi  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Kristina (Kia) Mathews
 
Date(s):
1/4/2021 - 6/14/2021
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, Heritage Hall
 

Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Dani Rubino
 
Date(s):
1/4/2021 - 6/14/2021
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Debra Burns
 
Date(s):
1/5/2021 - 6/15/2021
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Dani Rubino
 
Date(s):
1/6/2021 - 6/16/2021
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Yoga  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor: Debra Burns
 
Date(s):
1/7/2021 - 6/17/2021
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121
 

Yoga Special - 2 classes for $250  Class already in session... Please contact our office for more information. (406) 268-3734.                     
Instructor:
 
Date(s):
1/4/2021 - 6/17/2021
 
Location/Room: 2100 16th Ave S Great Falls, MT 59405, G121